Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Red Hat Cloud Foundations*
Audience and Purpose
For cloud service providers, hosts, and enterprise IT organizations who are looking to build their own cloud infrastructure, the decision to use a cloud for the delivery of IT services is best done by starting with the knowledge and experience gained from previous work. This reference architecture outlines a private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud setup using Red Hat* Cloud Foundations on the Intel® Xeon® series processor-based servers. Using the contents of the paper, which include detailed scripts and screen shots, should significantly reduce the learning curve for building and operating your first cloud computing infrastructure.
Because the creation and operation of a cloud requires integration and customization to existing IT infrastructure and business requirements, we do not expect this paper can be used “as-is.” For example, adaptation to an existing network and identification of management requirements are out of scope for this paper. Therefore, we expect that the users of this paper will make significant adjustments to the design to meet specific customer requirements. This paper is assumed to be a starting point of that journey.
Cloud computing is a model that enables convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (for example, networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Red Hat and Intel collaborated to build a simple private cloud focused on providing IaaS using Red Hat software and Intel® hardware. Figure 1 depicts our test bed configuration.
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